Events: Marapara Donates a Wheelchair and Water Pumps
Life becomes a little easier for 43 year-old stroke victim Ana Mercedes Violangco from Brgy. Bata on Wednesday when the Rotary Club of Bacolod Marapara presents her with a wheelchair at a special ceremony of the Negros Occidental Golf and Country Club.
Vilangco’s mother, Aurora, said the wheelchair would completely change the life of her daughter who has been unable to walk since the stroke. "She’ll now be able to get out and about instead of just staying at home. We are most grateful to Marapara Rotary for this gift. It is a God-sent," she said.
At the same ceremony, the club presented four Jetmatic water pumps for use by Puroks Marapara and Pinetree in Bgry. Bata. This will be the first time for these communities to have their own water pumps.
Said club president Mike Bantug, "We are delighted to have the opportunity to assist the less fortunate members of our society in this way. We are pleased the wheelchair and the pumps will make such a big difference to the lives of these local people."
Wednesday’s donations were part of the club’s many annual community activities which also include medical missions for indigent patients who might not otherwise have the chance of seeing a doctor.*